Whale Watching (Winter Only)

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Get up close and personal with nature's largest mammals!

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  • Free Cancelation - 72 Hrs Notice
  • Show Mobile or Printed Voucher
  • 4 Hrs Duration
  • English / Chinese / Japanese
  • Join In Group
  • Minimum 1 Travelers
  • Optional Hotel Pick Up
  • Marvel at the majestic humpback whales on this guided whale watching cruise during winter!
  • Choose between two departure points, Naha or Chatan, depending on what suits your needs
  • Enjoy a free pick up service within Naha area for maximum convenience
  • Learn about the humpback whales from the expert guides on the cruise!
  • Receive a whale watching handbook and postcard – a small present just for you!
  • Missed a whale sighting? Request a full refund or re-boarding option (not valid from 22 Dec-6 Jan and April)
Most Recent Review

  • Fei Ling Evelyn 19 Mar 2019
    We saw the whale right beneath our boat, it was amazing. The captain sure knows where to find the whales.

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  • Depart from Naha

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    Inclusive Of:

    • Boarding fare
    • Life jacket
    • Postcard
    • Whale watching guide book (choice of Chinese or English)
    • Guide fee
    • Pick up and drop off service
    • Insurance provided by the operator

    US$ 35.00

    41.00

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    Inclusive Of:

    • Boarding fare
    • Life jacket
    • Postcard
    • Whale watching guide book (choice of Chinese or English)
    • Guide fee
    • Pick up and drop off service
    • Insurance provided by the operator
  • Depart from Chatan

    Package Details

    Inclusive Of:

    • Boarding fare
    • Life jacket
    • Postcard
    • Whale watching guide book (choice of Chinese or English)
    • Guide fee
    • Insurance provided by the operator

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    • Pick up and drop off service

    US$ 39.59

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    • Postcard
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    • Pick up and drop off service
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What To Expect

Feel the magic of whale watching in Okinawa on this three hour cruise and come face to face with nature's most majestic creatures. According to your preference, you’ll be able to choose between a morning or afternoon tour departing from Naha or Chatan, with a hotel pick up even included from Naha area hotels. After you’ve boarded the boat and set sail, your friendly guides will provide an informative commentary on the whales and answer any questions you may have. Feel the excitement as you watch the immense humpback whales breach, tail slap, and play right before your eyes and even sometimes come right up to the boat! The unique opportunity to admire these impressive creatures in their natural habitat is definitely one not to be missed. In the unlikely event that you don't spot a whale, you'll be given the option to re-board or receive a 100% refund.

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Meet one of the ocean's most impressive creatures in Okinawa!
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Watch with amazement as the humpback whales suddenly dive out the water
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Make sure to have your cameras ready to get the perfect souvenir shots
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Witness the dramatic spray of water from the whale's blowhole
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Learn about these magnificent creatures from the expert guides onboard!
Activity Information
Confirmation

Confirmation:

  • You will receive confirmation of your booking's availability instantly. Once confirmed, we will send you the voucher via email
  • In the event that you do not receive an email from us, please check your Spam folder or notify us via email
Package Options
Itinerary

Itinerary:

Naha Departure:
Morning Cruise
  • 8:00am-8:30am pick up travelers from Naha downtown hotels
  • 9:00am arrive at the port
  • 9:00am-11:30am whale watching cruise (about 2.5 hours)
  • 12:00pm return to Naha downtown hotels or end tour at the port
Afternoon Cruise
  • 12:00pm-12:30pm pick up travelers from Naha downtown hotels
  • 1:00pm arrive at the port
  • 1:00pm-3:30pm whale watching cruise (about 2.5 hours)
  • 4:00pm return to Naha downtown hotels or end tour at the port
Chatan Departure:
Morning Cruise
  • 9:00am meet up at the port
  • 9:00am-9:30am briefing
  • 9:30am-12:30pm whale watching cruise (about 3 hours)
  • End tour at the port
Afternoon Cruise
  • 1:00pm meet up at the port
  • 1:00pm-1:30pm briefing
  • 1:30pm-4:30pm whale watching cruise (about 3 hours)
  • End tour at the port
Insider Tips

Insider Tips:

  • Please bring your own waterproof and warm clothing
  • If you tend to get seasick easily, please take seasickness medicine in advance
  • During the winter, the waves in Okinawa are at their highest. We suggest then that pregnant women not join the tour. As for infants aged 0-2, we will determine whether they can board or not according to the sea conditions on that day
Additional Information

Additional Information:

  • Adult: Age 12+
  • Children: Age 3-11
  • Free for infants aged 0-2, but please provide the number of infants while booking
  • Please note that the tour may end in advance if you see whales very early
Whale Sighting
  • Join another tour for free in case you didn't see a whale. You can also get a full refund (not valid from 22 Dec-6 Jan and April)
  • No refunds will be issued in case of the following occurences: If you see the whale blowing even in a long distance, if more than 2 customers can see a whale or if customers cannot participate in the tour again due to personal reasons
How To Use
  • You can present either a printed or a mobile voucher for this activity

Meet Up Information:

  • If you choose the cruise departing from Naha and you are staying at Naha downtown hotels, please leave your hotel name or address at check out to avail of the free pick up service. You will be informed of the exact pick up time the day before the activity day via email
Naha Departure
  • Time: 8:30am/1:00pm
  • Location: Miegusuku Port waiting area. Please check the map for assistance
Chatan Departure
  • Time: 9:00am/1:00pm
  • Location: Hamakawa Port waiting area. Please check the map for assistance

Hamakawa Port

Hamakawa Port

Naha Miegusuku Port waiting area

Cancelation Policy
  • Full refunds will be issued for cancelations made at least 72 hours prior to the activity
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Reviews (538) 4.3
  • Wee Sze Edwin 8 Mar 2019
    A chance to get up-close to humpback whales in the Okinawan winter. The meeting point had small lockers provided for usage; alternatively, bringing up your small luggage onboard the boat is possible too. We caught a few whales from a distance and it was great to actually soak in the smell and sights of the open sea versus the usual "dry" aquarium experience. Highly recommended!
  • McGeehan 25 Jan 2019
    Has a really awesome time in this activity. We found a mother and baby whale about 30 minutes after setting off from port. We stayed with them for about an hour - we saw both of them jump out of the water multiple times and there were many jets of water coming from their blowholes. The sea wasn’t too rough so no one was sick - I didn’t feel even slightly nauseous.
  • Yao Peng 27 Feb 2019
    It's really an eye opener to see the whale in their natural habitat. Although we did not see much of it but we are really glad to be able to catch a glimpse of this beautiful sea creature. A very good experience for my partner and me. However, we will like to recommend people with the slightest sea-sick to eat pills before boarding the ship. It can be a bumpy ride for 20 - 40+ minutes and can easily cause sea-sick and for people who are expecting to see the entire whale, do keep the expectation low cause its really up to the whales to show you or not =).
  • Hwee Hwa Pamela 14 Feb 2019
    Definitely worth the price & experience though one should set their expectations right as not every trip will guarantee a close encounter. The guides & boatman surely did their very best to ensure the viewings. Had 3 sightings though from a distance. Be well geared for the trip as the weather in Okinawa can be very fickle. The ride is definitely choppy so take yr motion sickness pills prior to that.
  • Cheung 18 Mar 2019
    Incredible experience for whale watching We saw the whales couple times and we saw the dolphins as well. Though the ship was quite shaky as waves were strong
  • Wong 20 Jan 2019
    The whale watching was a wonderful experience although the boat was really shaky. It is easy to access and convenient to join this tour.
  • Chuen Hau Alexander 6 Feb 2019
    The activity is great by nature. We are lucky to see the whales twice. The whole logistic is terrific. However, the boatman said too many people vomited and requested us to return after less than a hour of watching. This move decreases a lot of marks. I am sure there will be someone vomiting every time but I am not sure whether they use this as a reason to return earlier.
  • Hiu Man Cecilia 23 Dec 2018
    The trip was well organized, though I didn't get to see any whales. My advice is don't go in Dec, after reading some articles, Dec might be too early for whale watching. Feb to Mar are the best period.
  • Jin Mei Eileen 9 Mar 2019
    hassle free. worth the money. very good service.......
  • Tan 1 Mar 2019
    Meeting point was easy to get to with the map provided. Boat that brought us out for whale watching was well maintained and clean. We also managed to sight a whale or two during that few hours. Overall satisfied with the experience.
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